2012 Maine Entrepreneurs Conference
Come join your fellow Maine Entrepreneurs for an information packed conference on Monday, October 8, 2012, from 9am - 5pm at the Holiday Inn by the Bay at 88 Spring Street in Portland Maine.
The day starts with continental breakfast and networking followed by the keynote presentation given by Geoffrey and Michael Howe of Howe and Howe Technologies (see sidebar for more information). After the keynote, the morning continues with two talks discussing how to get your business off the ground and then how to grow the business to different sizes, going from 1-5 people, 5-10 people, and beyond 10 people.
After lunch the conference is broken out into two different topics. The first set of talks are about acquiring customers, from that 1st customer and beyond. The second set of talks are all about different types of capital (equity and debt) and how to choose between them, how to manage them, and how to get them. All of the speakers will be entrepreneurs talking about what they did with regards to acquiring customers, growing their customer base, and obtaining and using capital for their businesses.
Below is a more detailed schedule for the day. Also keep checking back for additional news and postings including speaker bios and presentation abstracts.
If you want to help promote the 2012 Maine Entrepreneurs Conference and make some money in the process, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/affiliate-register?eid=4076192000&affid=18837780 for details.
9:00 - 9:30 Networking and Light Breakfast 9:30 - 10:15 Keynote Presentation
Presented By Geoffrey and Michael Howe of Howe and Howe Technologies 10:15 - 10:30 Break 10:30 - 11:15 Getting Started and Growing the Business to 2 - 5 People
Presented By John Moore 11:15 - 11:30 Break 11:30 - 12:15 Growing from 5 - 10 People and then Beyond 10 People
Presented By Michelle Neujahr 12:15 - 1:00 Lunch 1:00 - 1:45 Identifying and Connecting with Customers
Presented By Carole Mahoney and Rick Roberge 1:45 - 2:00 Break 2:00 - 2:45 Getting Customer Feedback to Improve Products/Services
Presented By Kerem Durdag 2:45 - 3:00 Break with Afternoon Snacks 3:00 - 3:45 Raising Capital
Presented By Mark Henry 3:45 - 4:30 The Value of Franchising
Presented By Dante Vespignani 4:30 - 5:00 Conference Wrap Up
When & Where
If you haven't yet joined the Maine Entrepreneurs LinkedIn Group then go to http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Maine-Entrepreneurs-51459/about to sign up now. All of the monthly meeting notices are announced through the LinkedIn group and there are many lively discussions that are posted to the group discussion board as well.